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Session

Imagining Australian Transport in 2050

Transport & Mobility

Imagining Australian Transport in 2050

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Transport globally is rapidly changing. ICE car sales will be banned across the UK by 2030 and California and the EU in 2035. The roads and skies in Australia could be unrecognizable by the year 2050. Four-dimensional traffic including flying cars and delivery drones could become a reality. Cars, trucks, trains, boats, and passenger aircraft will be powered from clean sustainable energy sources like hydrogen fuel and batteries. On-demand personal transport, autonomous vehicles and integrated transport network services may decrease car ownership and facilitate a larger shared and circular economy. Solar on roads and walkways with ‘smart’ capabilities will promote e-biking, e-scootering and electric transport.

Australia’s abundance of clean energy innovation provides opportunities to be a transport superpower, yet the contrast between dense urban areas and large road networks provides a unique combination of infrastructure, social and policy challenges. This requires delicate coordination and planning to consider the breadth of social change, equity, workforce education, policy and regulatory implications.
This session assembles global experts from these fields to discuss:
• Fact vs fiction – can concepts like air-taxis and autonomous vehicles become a reality?
• What will this mean for traffic, risk, built environment?
• Is there an ideal balance/harmony for this?

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